Nemanja Matic has discussed a potential move to Manchester United to link up with his former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, according to reports in Manchester media.
The Manchester Evening News is reporting that Matic is open to a switch to Manchester United from the Premier League champions despite being a regular under Antonio Conte last term.
The same article reveals that Mourinho wanted to sign the Serbia international last summer but a deal for the 28-year-old defensive midfielder failed to materialise.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Matic’s proposed move to Old Trafford is dependent on Manchester United agreeing a fee with Chelsea in the 2017 summer transfer window.
Chelsea boss Conte is thought to be keen on signing Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko to partner his compatriot N’Golo Kante in the Blues midfield.
The 22-year-old was a key part of the Monaco side that won the Ligue 1 title and reached the Champions League semi-finals before losing 4-2 to Juventus.
Mourinho is thought to be keen to find a long-term successor to 35-year-old English midfielder Michael Carrick, who signed a 12-month contract extension this summer.
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